National Spelling Bee : An Awkward Child Gallery

Funny Spelling Bee 32 560x292The Scripps National Spelling Bee is being held this week in Washington, DC and broadcast on ESPN. It’s no secret that the Spelling Bee is a fabulous collection of twitchy awkward tweens. It is nearly impossible to find a photo from this event which isn’t humorous in some way or another. From spellers looking deep into their head for the answers, writing out imaginary letters with their fingers, and giving the judges puzzled looks in reaction to a word they’ve never heard before, the contestants never fail to deliver reactions which bemuse. It only elevates from there when they either get the word right or wrong, or react as their fellow competitors do the same. We’ve collected 80 of our favorite in the gallery below:

Philip Van der Vossen

Editor at Gunaxin
Philip Van der Vossen is the Editor of Gunaxin, a Men's Lifestyle Magazine that was established in 2008. Philip also created and hosts the Trail Trek Tour, a traveling series of off-road events for automotive media.

Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.
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